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Speaking to reporters while on preseason tour in Australia (h/t Sky Sports), Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Arsenal must raise their bid for Luis Suarez.
Arsenal this week bid £40,000,001 for Suarez, a Uruguayan striker. The extra £1 meant Liverpool had to inform Suarez of the bid, though they were not required to sell. The bid drew a mocking response from Liverpool owner John Henry, as The Guardian reports.
Meanwhile, the Express reports that Real Madrid have pulled out of the race to sign Suarez.
If Arsenal want the player, then they have to produce the value for the player. There was an offer a few weeks ago of £35million and two weeks later it is now £40m and a pound—I don't think it is anywhere near the value of what he is worth.
But it is twofold, really. A player may want to go, but then somebody has to pay the value or worth of that player.
Suarez, 26, scored 23 Premier League goals last season in 33 appearances. He is currently serving a 10-match domestic ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during a game near the end of last season.